Accident Cirrus SR22 N874SR,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 926
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Date:Saturday 1 December 2007
Type:Silhouette image of generic SR22 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cirrus SR22
Registration: N874SR
MSN: 2387
Year of manufacture:2007
Total airframe hrs:150 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-550-N
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Hendersonville Airport, Hendersonville, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Mountain City, TN (6A4)
Destination airport:Hendersonville, NC (0A7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot stated that he landed on runway 15 and was on the landing roll out when a gust of wind caused the left wing to come up. He applied left aileron and there was no response. The airplane started turning to the right. He lost directional control of the airplane and it came to a stop on the runway. A witness stated that he heard the pilot call in on the UNICOM radio frequency and observed the airplane on final approach. The witness heard an increase in engine power and looked up. The airplane was about 2 feet above the runway "Flailing," the airplane rose to an altitude of less than ten feet, and appeared to be banking and yawing out of control. The nearest weather reporting facility located 11 nautical miles southeast of the crash site was: wind 150 degrees at 8 knots. No gusting winds were reported at the time of the accident. The Chief Pilot for the local Sheriff's Department responded to the accident scene. He observed the airplane was in an upright position on fire. The left main landing gear and empennage had separated, the engine compartment was on the runway, and the nose landing gear was bent to the right. Examination of the runway by the Chief Pilot revealed the airplane touched down on the runway 214 feet from the displaced threshold and bounced. A tire mark and two white paint transfer marks about 3 to 6 inches in length were present on the runway. The airplane touched down again 559 feet just left of runway centerline, and another paint transfer mark was present on the runway extending 1 to 2 inches in diameter curving to the right. About 918 feet from the displaced threshold, another set of white paint transfer marks 36 feet in length were observed in a left arc on the runway. Additional tire marks were present on the runway in a left arc at 1,011 and 1,057.8 feet. A white paint transfer mark,12 to 18 inches in length was present on the left edge of the runway 1,170 feet from the displaced threshold. The airplane departed the left side of the runway 1,302 feet from the displaced threshold. A narrow line was present in the grass extending 174 feet in an arc from the runway towards a berm and back towards the runway with propeller ground strike scars. The airplane turned to the right and came to rest on the runway 1,585 feet from the displaced threshold. Examination of the airframe, flight controls, propeller assembly, engine assembly and accessories revealed no anomalies.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing resulting in a loss of directional control.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA08LA024
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

23-Jan-2008 10:30 JINX Added
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 19:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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